From control of the vehicle to personal self-control, broadening the perspectives to driver education
2002 (English)In: Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, ISSN 1369-8478, Vol. 5, no 3, 201-215 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
The objective is to formulate guidelines and goals for future development in the area of driver training and education. The content of this paper is not empirical, but merely an analytical summary or review. A four-level descriptive model is presented in which driver behaviour is conceptualised as a hierarchy, in which the goals and motives of the driver play an essential role. The recent constructivist ideas in mainstream pedagogy and psychology of learning are combined with a hierarchical approach to driver behaviour. A comprehensive framework for goals and contents of driver education (GDE framework) is presented. Two main conclusions can be drawn. Firstly, the conceptual analysis points towards a need to emphasise the motivational aspects in driver education more than it is done at present. Secondly, in order to reach the goals, pedagogical methods should be re-evaluated. For example, active learning methods and use of self-reflection should be promoted in driver education.
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2002. Vol. 5, no 3, 201-215 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26306DOI: 10.1016/S1369-8478(02)00018-9Local ID: 10827OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-26306DiVA: diva2:246854